Tessa Schwartz (Vocals, Fiddle)

 

Tessa Schwartz, 17, is the band’s fiddler, highest harmony singer and lead raconteur. Tessa picked up the fiddle at age 5 and played with her family bluegrass band for several years before joining another successful youth bluegrass band, 35 Years of Trouble, where she first played with North Country Blue's guitarist John Gooding. She has played with each of her bands at the California Bluegrass Association (CBA)’s Father’s Day Festival, starting at the age of 6. Tessa is a fiddle teacher at Manning Music and, in 2018, founded a bluegrass music program at her former middle school. A senior at Berkeley High School, Tessa is the current Youth Ambassador for the California Bluegrass Association and also serves on the IBMA Youth Council.